Actor Hugh Jackman travels to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia.  While there, Hugh meets a young coffee farmer named Dukale. After spending time on Dukale’s farm, Hugh realizes that something as simple as a cup of coffee could have a profound impact on global poverty.


DukalesDream_Poster_LowRes-2About the Film

As a long time donor, Hugh wanted to visit a community development project to see how rural communities were being empowered to eradicate poverty.

While there, he meets a 27-year-old coffee farmer named Dukale working to lift his family out of poverty.  Spending time on Dukale’s farm, Hugh learns first-hand about the value of fair trade coffee and clean cookstove technology.  By utilizing shade-grown farming practices and limiting reliance on fossil fuels, Dukale is able to breath a bio-farm with a zero footprint and resounding health implications for his family.

Upon his return home to New York City, Hugh comes to understand that something as simple as a cup of coffee had the potential to reduce global poverty through the choices consumers make in North America.

Dukale’s Dream is an excellent way to increase awareness with your congregation about the importance of Fair Trade.  It also creates the opportunity to learn about how to improve health standards for women and children in developing countries by providing access to clean cookstoves. Through awareness, we are able to help children in vulnerable communities acquire the skills they need to reach their God-given potential. Through actions, audiences are encouraged to buy fair trade and to help provide a higher quality of life for family’s like Dukale’s via World Vision’s child sponsorship program.


Watch the trailer

Check out this trailer and then contact your regional World Vision Church Advisor to request a film screening today!